Opinion: The odd case of Greg Tanaka’s donations


Daily Post Editor

It’s possible to see the allegations against Palo Alto City Councilman Greg Tanaka as mere paperwork errors.

He didn’t file the right form when listing his donations from developers, and now his enemies in the slow-growth faction of Palo Alto politics want to create a scandal and have the state penalize him for the mistake.

That’s one way to look at it. But it’s worth taking a closer look at the evidence. …

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  1. Other politicians seems to be asking for money all the time for their re-election. Why is this news? Also, with the recession, I don’t think we are going to have over development issues for some time.

  2. @notnews It’s news because it raises questions about who Tanaka is serving. Clearly not the ethical standards of Palo Altans, rather his own political prowess.

  3. I am not voting for any incumbents on the council. I have watched in disbelief the horrific projects they have funded in recent years, and want change in the form of responsible use of my tax dollars. Things like the California Ave. project which accomplished nothing, and included imbedding broken glass in the sidewalk. Now, that horrific waste of money is compounded by a parking garage that will be basically empty.. Add to that the police station artwork, empty office building permits that replace family restaurants. Art installations that are so tasteless as to be embarrassing. No viable program for RV parking. Enough already! No wonder companies are moving elsewhere.

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